Hi all, I'm working on my first novel. It's still in outline mode. It's basically a fantasy. Not dungeons and dragons fantasy, but it does involve a parallel universe of sorts and there will be lots of strange imagery and characters. That being said, I'm having trouble deciding if I should make it first person or third person. I have only written short stories, and I almost always write in a first person confessional type voice. I'm not convinced of doing that at a novel length piece. I feel I might run into problems. What is a good way to decide this? If any. Also, in the first chapter, I need to conceal the viewpoint's name for a pretty significant time. What is a good way of doing this in a very natural and organic way. I hate saying "him", "he", and the like a million times. It gets really annoying, and obvious to the reader you're not giving the name on purpose. In first person, this is pretty easy. No one says their own name too much in a conversation, but like I said, I'm not convinced first person is the way to go (though that is my comfort zone). So is there a slick way to not give out the name for your main character in third person for a few pages?